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TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby schmalz » Thu May 29, 2014 12:10 pm




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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby maverick » Thu May 29, 2014 12:54 pm

Very nice Schmalz, conditions look very nice. Would you have a photo looking back at
Mt. Alice from the west? No colors at sunset, were their to many clouds?
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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby schmalz » Thu May 29, 2014 1:04 pm

maverick wrote:Very nice Schmalz, conditions look very nice. Would you have a photo looking back at
Mt. Alice from the west? No colors at sunset, were their to many clouds?


I'll dig through my photos when I get home and see if I can find one of Alice for you Mav.

Regarding sunset colors, yeah, they never really blew up. There was some color over Owens Valley on the second night that was barely visible from my camp, but not visible from the lake. Photo conditions were still very nice though so no complaints.
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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby maverick » Thu May 29, 2014 1:30 pm

PM sent.
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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby dandaman49 » Thu May 29, 2014 2:49 pm

I'm looking to get out there at some point this year, nice photos!
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TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby Hobbes » Thu May 29, 2014 3:50 pm

schmalz wrote:Hope you enjoy!

Love that area - we're going for a series of (longish) day hikes during the 4th of July weekend: Cottonwood, Big Pine & Kearsarge lakes.

What an awesome trail dog! And she's carrying her own supplies - excellent. Hiking with a dog (off leash - as long as they're are under voice control) is one of life's great pleasures. I love how they like to get ahead and scout everything out to make sure it's OK. Of course, they get pooped out just like humans and crash heavy after dinner.

Our Boston terrier used to be able to do around 4-5 miles/day when he was younger, but now that he's nearing 8 years old, he's slowing down to around 2-. He's very athletic and still in great shape, but sadly we're going to have to leave him home on this particular trip.

Is this a good thread for photos of (pseudo) trail dogs? Here's some shots from over the years:

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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby schmalz » Thu May 29, 2014 4:03 pm

I have no problem having my thread get derailed for dog pics.

I should also note that while Callie does walk in front of me quite a bit, about half of those shots are staged in the sense that she is walking obediently behind me, I frame the shot and get the exposure set, and then have her walk in front of me and snap the photo at the ideal time. She has become very well trained at being a trail dog, and she is very used to my whole photography process.
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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby maverick » Thu May 29, 2014 4:10 pm

Hobbes wrote:

Is this a good thread for photos of (pseudo) trail dogs?




Hi Hobbes,

This thread would better suited for doggie pictures: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10312&p=77993&hilit=dogs#p77993
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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby justm » Thu May 29, 2014 6:44 pm

Wow, great pics, thanks for sharing
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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby Rockyroad » Thu May 29, 2014 8:09 pm

Beautiful photos and really nice narrative!
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